Shadan Farasat

The writer is a practising lawyer in Delhi and was representing the founders of Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan in the triple talaq case.

Articles By Shadan Farasat

Unseal the envelope

The intent behind the use of sealed covers is to reduce public commentary and media discussion on the details so as to insulate the decision-making process from unmanageable public discourse. It is well-intentioned, but simply not the correct way to approach issues of constitutional, national or institutional importance.

Power to the legislature

The Supreme Court verdict limits the role of LG to that of a titular head in all areas of Delhi government.

Plurality protects

Diversity of opinions in triple talaq verdict safeguards rights of Muslim women while shielding personal law from motivated attacks

Morning in Tunisia

Its first successful popular overthrow of an authoritarian government is making waves across the Arab world